Uh, Artie?: Living in the City

A former student writes: Uh, Artie? Long time no chat. I have a quick question for you since you got your MBA at Columbia.  Did you like living in NYC?  My current employer might transfer me there, if some internal interviews I am going through go in my...

How to Get Into Yale

Dear Uh, Artie?, Hello. My daughter is interested in attending Yale. We were wondering how soon is too soon to begin preparing for the process. She is a freshman in high school. Is there someone who could give her pointers on what classes could best prepare her,...

Sunrise, Sunset

When you buy a new calendar in the stationery store, do you ever pause to think of the people who made the calendar? It's a product, sure, but — behind every product — are a bunch of people thinking it through. Years ago, when Alisa went back to graduate school, a...

On Secrets at Work

From the Uh, Artie? inbox: Uh, Artie? The company I work for is going through layoffs. It's miserable. Families, livelihoods, and momentum all affected in very unpleasant ways. Making matters worse, management here is really botching it. There's been no...

When In New York

From the Uh, Artie? inbox (the tray marked "travel and tourism"): Uh, Artie? Left field question: I'm bringing [Z.] over to NYC next month for the first time for a bit of dad/daughter wallet emptying. Any thoughts on activities for a 12-year-old outside...

How To Start Blogging

From the inbox of "Uh, Artie?" Uh, Artie? I'm wondering if you could help me. I know you are a professional so I don't ask lightly. I always enjoy reading your blog. I find your writings to be interesting, meaningful, and relevant. I've recently...